Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, from Botswana, is the first woman to be elected as WHO Regional Director for Africa. Over the past five years, Dr Moeti has led the transformation of WHO in Africa to ensure the Organization is accountable, effective and driven by results.

Biography Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Tweets by Dr. Moeti

Speeches and Messages

On 8 March every year, the world celebrates International Women’s Day to recognize the achievements of women and to take stock of progress towards gender equality.
Greetings to Mr Carlos Trindade, President of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific and European Union partnership, to our moderator, to my fellow speakers and to all the partners and colleagues who joining this network meeting.
I am very pleased to be joined by, and would like to warmly welcome for this conversation, Dr Franklin-Asiedu-Bekoe, who is the Director of Public Health for the Ghana Health Service. Yesterday, Ghana became the first country in Africa to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility. I am also very pleased to be joined by Dr Bachir Kanté, the Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Health in Guinea, bonjour et bienvenu Dr Bachir Kanté, to discuss the rapid roll out of vaccines in response to the Ebola outbreak.
I am pleased to be joined by Dr Mohamed Lamine Yansané, Senior adviser to the Minister of Health in Guinea, bonjour et bienvenue Dr Yansané, where there is an outbreak of Ebola which was recently detected, and by Dr Ngonda Saasa, who is the Head of Disease Control at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia, who will speak about how the new variants are affecting the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia.
Transformation Agenda

Transformation Agenda

The Transformation Agenda of the World Health Organization Secretariat in the African Region is a vision and a strategy for change aimed at facilitating the emergence of the WHO that the staff and stakeholders want.

It is a result of consultations with staff members within and outside the WHO African Region, and stakeholders from outside the Organization. The Transformation Agenda covers four focus areas:

  1. pro-results values
  2. smart technical focus
  3. responsive strategic operations
  4. effective communications and partnerships